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RECORD NUMBER: 45 OF 196
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Diaper industry workshop report /|
|CORP Author||Science Applications International Corp., McLean, VA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.|
|Publisher||Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,|
|Report Number||EPA/600/2-91/018; EPA-68-C8-0061|
|Subjects||Diapers--Environmental aspects. ; Waste minimization. ; Recycling (Waste, etc.)|
|Additional Subjects||Recycling ; Environmental pollutants ; Meetings ; Plastics ; Health hazards ; Composting ; Life cycles ; Diaper industry|
|Collation||37 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm|
The report is the product of a one-day workshop on the diaper industry that was sponsored by the U.S. EPA. Four topics covered during the workshop were public health and safety, recycling, composting, and product life cycle analysis. The primary objective of the workshop was to identify areas within the diaper industry that need further research in order to lessen the adverse impacts that diapers have on the environment. Summaries of each of the four topics as well as summaries of discussion comments and research needs identified during the workshop are included in the report. A large number of research ideas were generated during the workshop. These ideas included determining the health risks associated with handling diapers, developing methods for improving the recyclability of plastics used in diapers, determining where diaper-related life cycle analysis should begin and end, and determining the economic viability of composting.
"Contract no. 68-C8-0061." Includes bibliographical references (page 21). Microfiche.